US Colomiers

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Colomiers
Colomiers rugby badge.png
Full name Union Sportive Colomiers Rugby
Founded 1915; 99 years ago (1915)
Location Colomiers, France
Ground(s) Stade Michel Bendichou (Capacity: 11,000)
President Alain Carre
Coach(es) Jean-Luc Sadourny and Bernard de Giusti
League(s) Pro D2
2013–14 9th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.colomiers-rugby.com

Union sportive Colomiers rugby or US Colomiers is a French rugby union club currently competing in Pro D2, the second level of the French rugby pyramid. They had been relegated from Pro D2 after finishing last in the 2006-07 season, but earned promotion from Fédérale 1 at the first opportunity in 2007-08, and survived a relegation scare in 2008–09, finishing 14th, in the last safe position. The club was relegated from Pro D2 in the 2010–11 season. The club, based in Colomiers in the Haute-Garonne département of Midi-Pyrénées, was founded in 1915 and plays at the Stade Michel Bendichou (capacity 11,000). The players wear blue and white. Colomiers have been runners-up in the French championship and Heineken Cup, as well as winners of the European Challenge Cup.

US Colomiers were established in 1915. Colomiers had various European success in the late 1990s. In 1998 they won the European Challenge Cup, the competition below the Heineken Cup, defeating fellow French club SU Agen in the final. The following season they competed in the Heineken Cup. They made it all the way to the final, which took place at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. The capacity crowd saw Irish side Ulster win 21 points to 6.

Colomiers also competed in the 1999-00 and 2000-01 Heineken Cups, but did not make the finals stages of the tournament. The club made its first domestic championship final when they met Stade Français in 2000. The Paris club won the game 28 points to 23 at Stade de France. In 2005 they were crowned Fédérale 1 champions and were promoted back up to Rugby Pro D2, but went back down to Fédérale 1 after two seasons in the second flight. They again claimed the Fédérale 1 title in 2008 to return to Pro D2.

Honours[edit]

Finals results[edit]

French championship[edit]

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
15 July 2000 Stade Français US Colomiers 28-23 Stade de France, Saint-Denis 78,000

Heineken Cup[edit]

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
30 January 1999 Ulster Rugby US Colomiers 21-6 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 49,000

European Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Winners Runner-up Score Venue Spectators
1 February 1998 US Colomiers SU Agen 43-5 Stade des Sept Deniers, Toulouse 12,500

Current standings[edit]

2014–15 Rugby Pro D2 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Pau 14 12 0 2 333 238 +95 4 1 49
2 Mont-de-Marsan 15 9 0 6 332 277 +55 0 3 39
3 Biarritz 14 9 0 5 304 271 +33 2 0 38
4 Perpignan 14 7 1 6 330 272 +58 2 4 36
5 Albi 14 8 0 6 307 305 +2 1 3 36
6 Aurillac 14 7 2 5 268 257 +11 2 2 36
7 Colomiers 14 8 0 6 290 272 +18 1 1 34
8 Montauban 14 7 0 7 296 258 +38 3 3 34
9 Béziers 14 7 0 7 283 271 +12 0 3 31
10 Agen 14 6 0 8 331 328 +3 2 3 29
11 Carcassonne 14 6 0 8 329 332 –3 1 3 28
12 Tarbes 14 6 0 8 308 388 −80 0 3 27
13 Massy 14 5 0 9 298 336 −38 1 4 25
14 Dax 15 5 0 10 252 332 −80 0 2 22
15 Bourgoin 14 5 1 8 281 332 –51 1 2 21
16 Narbonne 14 5 0 9 257 330 −73 0 1 21
Green background (row 1) Champions automatically promoted to Top 14. Blue background denotes teams that qualify for the promotion play-offs. Red background (row 15 and 16) will be relegated to Fédérale 1. Updated: 30 November 2014

Current squad[edit]

2013–14 season
Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Benjamin Rioux Hooker France France
Quentin Viozelange Hooker France France
Rudi Brits Prop South Africa South Africa
Victor Delmas Prop France France
Thomas Dubois Prop France France
Jean-Baptiste Martin Prop France France
Yohan Rayssac Prop France France
Damien Weber Prop France France
Antoine Bourdin Lock France France
Yohan Vivalda Lock France France
Jérôme Cholley Lock France France
Uili Kolo'ofai Lock Tonga Tonga
Romain Mémain Lock France France
Aurélien Béco Back row Portugal Portugal
Fabien Berneau Back row France France
Guillaume Bortolaso Back row France France
Laurent Baluc-Rittener Back row France France
Afaesetiti Amosa Back row Samoa Samoa
Adrien Foucras Back row France France
Mathias Lledos Back row France France
Player Position Union
Fabrice Culinat Scrum-half France France
Sébastien Inigo Scrum-half France France
Yannick Lafforgue Fly-half France France
Len Olivier Fly-half South Africa South Africa
David Skrela Fly-half France France
Cédric Coll Centre France France
Grégoire Maurino Centre France France
Fabrice Catala Centre France France
Florian Nicot Centre France France
Pierre Belzunce Wing Spain Spain
Ilikena Bolakoro Wing Fiji Fiji
Armand Battle Wing France France
Jeffrey Perkins Wing South Africa South Africa
Morgan Saout Fullback France France
Avenisi Vasuinubu Wing Fiji Fiji

Notable former players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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